Celtic forward Kyogo Furuhashi is keen to beat Odsonne Edouard’s total of 18 league goals from last season during his first campaign with the Hoops.
The Japanese international says his aim is to reach 20 if possible, which he feels is a realistic ambition, considering the club he plays for:
“First of all, I would like to score more than 20 goals this season. It’s a club that is considered to be the top two in Scotland so that should be normal. Last season Odsonne Edouard scored 18 goals in the league, so I want to exceed that.”
Furuhashi has hit the ground running with the Hoops, having bagged four goals in his first five appearances in the Scottish Premiership.
If the 26-year-old continues at that rate, he should easily reach his target way before the end of the season. Whether he will be able to match his lightning-quick start, though, it remains to be seen. The striker suffered a knee injury during the last international break and it will be hoped that he can stay fit and healthy for the majority of the campaign.
Manager Ange Postecoglou is already pretty reliant on the Furuhashi and that is a testament to how well he has performed since his arrival at the club.